TEXT 26
sa varṣa-pūgān udadhau mahā-balaś
caran mahormīñ chvasaneritān muhuḥ
maurvyābhijaghne gadayā vibhāvarīm
āsedivāṁs tāta purīṁ pracetasaḥ
SYNONYMS
saḥ—he; varṣa-pūgān—for many years; udadhau—in the ocean; mahā-balaḥ—mighty; caran—moving; mahā-ūrmīn—gigantic waves; śvasana—by the wind; īritān—tossed; muhuḥ—again and again; maurvyā—iron; abhijaghne—he struck; gadayā—with his mace; vibhāvarīm—Vibhāvarī; āsedivān—reached; tāta—O dear Vidura; purīm—the capital; pracetasaḥ—of Varuṇa.
TRANSLATION
Moving about in the ocean for many, many years, the mighty Hiraṇyākṣa smote the gigantic wind-tossed waves again and again with his iron mace and reached Vibhāvarī, the capital of Varuṇa.
PURPORT
Varuṇa is supposed to be the predominating deity of the waters, and his capital, which is known as Vibhāvarī, is within the watery kingdom.

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